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ambassador stevens? special report, investigations, death and deceit in benghazi. from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> it looked like this election was all about the economy, but that changed when terrorists murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this and how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama tried to hide the truth? is this a huge scandal that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? is mitt romney just saying it is. tonight we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror of that day and break down the political maneuvering that has followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to that horrific night. it's a story you haven't heard. it's told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with the ambassador? >> i lived and worked with him for two months when he came on to the time i left, yeah. >> bret: no one understands more the
on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with ambassador tore stevens? >> i worked with him for months from the time he went on there to the time he left. >> no one knows more the full extent of the fiasco that killed stevens. he worked closely with stevens for 6 months in libya before his violent death. a 24 year u.s. special forces veteran, wood's job was to try to prevent such an attack from occurring. >> does it make you mad? >> that was my first reaction when i heard ambassador stevens had been killed. i was angry. >> why did you come forward? >> i was had at the hub of everything going on there some of the information needs to come forward. >> we begin our story in the winter of 2011 a year before wood arrives in libya. colonel moammar khaddafy is in power in tripoli. they are gaining rocontrol over much of libya. february 25th the u.s. state department withdraws all of its personnel from the capital. but six weeks later april 5th, 2011, it sends stevens with a 12 man team by charter boat to benghazi now under rebel control. as special representative to the re
. christopher stevens is sent to benghazi. a car bomb explodes in front. hotel. stevens and his team decide it's too dangerous to stay there. in august they settle on a compound on the west side of the city. >> it was a rented from an owner who had a nice villa and several out buildings as. >> well andrew wood is a 24-year special forces veteran who worked on security for u.s. personnel in libya for six months before the september 11th 2012 benghazi attack. >> there is not a lot of security. it's not a fortress. >> inside the walls are four buildings, one is essentially a large residence with a number of bedrooms in it. another residence has a cantina where the staff eats. just across the way, they have a tactical operations center, filled with security staff, folks and security monitors. finally the barracks a small house by the main gate of the compound. it will house a libyan security force. >> many viewers who traveled around europe and asia probably think one of those heavily guarded fortresses where you go to get your visa. >> i think the corrected term was embassy property. it wasn't fo
mislead is offensive. >> could you protect ambassador stevens? >> announcer: "special report investigates: death & deceit in benghazi." from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> bret: it looked like this election was all about the economy. but that changed when terrorist murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this? how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama try to hide the truth? is this a huge scand that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? or is mitt romney just saying it is? tonight, we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror that unfolded that day. we'll break down the political maneuvering that followed. but we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to the horrific night in benghazi. it's a story you haven't heard. told by a man who tried to prevent what happened. on september 11, 2012. >> did you a close relationship with ambassador stevens? >> i lived and worked wit
is offensive. >> would you have protected ambassador stevens? special report, investigations, death and deceit in benghazi. from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> it looked like this election was all about the economy, but that changed when terrorists murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this and how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama tried to hide the truth? is this a huge scandal that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? is mitt romney just saying it is. tonight we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror of that day and break down the political maneuvering that has followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to that horrific night. it's a story you haven't heard. it's told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with the ambassador? >> i lived and worked with him for two months when he came on to the time i left, y
with them 16 libyans and the brigade militia. some surround the compound, unable to find stevens. by 11:00 p.m. libyan forces can no longer hold the perimeter. >> attack was stow strong, we were calling for back-up. even the back-up didn't came. >> they carried stevens to the main gated. they head to the annex but almost immediately the crowd fires upon them and throws two grenades under the vehicle. they take direct fire from ak-47s. despite two flat tires they keep rolling. several blocks away they hit more traffic and a busy benghazi neighborhood. car careens over the middle divider and pushes forward and finally makes it to the annex and again hope for safety. midnight some two hours after the attack begin, a quick reaction force from embassy leaves for benghazi on a chartered aircraft. on that plane is former navy seal glen do her at this will be fending off highway heavy fire. the battle is on again. they are hitting with fire and rocket propelled grenades, forcing them to retreat further back. yet another call is made for military back-up. they say their requests is refused. special f
. this as brand-new state department documents reveal ambassador chris stevens was in fact worried about security threats in the weeks before he and three others were killed on 9/11 of this year. we're live in banghazi, libya. greg, you delivered such a moving story last night in our special report about banghazi. tell us what's happening on the ground now there, please. >> yeah, thanks. it's been about 5 1/2 weeks on the attack in the u.s. mission which left ambassador stevens and three other americans dead. it's still a horrible place to see, and there's still more answers to be found out. we spent a good deal of time there in the past couple of days. the main residence is a burned-out shell. you can till smell the smoke from the diesel fuel fire set by the mob. you can still see the signs of desperation, blood spattered in a bathroom, handprints on a wall, the place ransacked. as to the answers to the remaining questions, a few possibilities. one eyewitness tells us that a mob marched to the compound the night of the attack, chanting bloodthirsty slogans before they attacked. that could be an
.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington. what are we expecting to come out of this hearing, or what are we expecting to happen during the hearing, kat catherine. >> reporter: we have the statement for the records of the four witnesses, they are the chief points of contact the decision makers if you will for security in benghazi. whether it was diplomatic or military security. we are waiting for the hearing to begin led by congressmen chaffetz and ice satisfactory. 230 security-related incidents in libya in the year up to the attack and a short time ago chairman issa was not ruling out calling secretary of state hillary clinton to explain what happened but today begins with the whistle-blowers. >> you never take it off the table but it could go sideways, it could go to the white house, to the fbi, there are a lot of places that people and places that had to fail in order for this terrible tragedy to occur. >> reporter: what we're expecting today is a lot of attention on an email that was written by a senior mem
of christopher stevens develop in a major scandal for president obama? evidence is mounting that the white house was not forth coming about the murder. we will have the inside story. >> your polling agency is convinced that florida, north carolina and virginia are going to go for romney? >> that's right. >> bill: major polling agency pulling out of some key swing states, saying president obama is certain to lose there. does karl rove believe that? he will be here. >> that line were crossed by iran and they were very close, you wouldn't oppose military action to stop their nuclear program? >> i wouldn't oppose military action. but the question is where the line is. >> bill: ben affleck has a new movie about iran causing controversy. he will visit as well. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. will libya become a major scandal fort obama administration? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today a house committee held hearings on the giant screwup that occurred immediately after our ambassador to libya
and the vehicle mountain weapons. these were the weapons used to kill stevens and three other americans on 9/11. >> the fall of gaddafi after four decades of authoritarian rule led to disbursal of tens of thousands of small and heavy weapons and lawlessness. al-qaeda affiliated group, including al-qaeda in the aqim and other extremist groups are likely to take advantage of the ongoing political turmoil in libya. he added the u.s. government remained concern such individuals and groups may use libya as platform from which to conduct attacks in the region. >> there are two aspects to look at. one leading up to the attack. or a cover up or gross incompetence following it. >> state department spokesman told me the secretary of state will fully address these matters only after the department interim review board has submitted its findings on benghazi. congressman cummings of maryland lashed out at chairman issa accusing issa of promoting the most negative and distorted view. >> bret: joinbe me later tonight for a special investigation, death and deceit in benghazi. you can see it at 10:00 p.m. ea
stevens sent repeated cable to washington about security fears, even on september 1-11, the day he and three others were killed. why did the white house wait so long? what impact will the new documents have in the final debate? >> they're going to impact the final result. certainly it will be part of the final debate. look, now -- the president wants to play semantics on this, whether you put a word here or word there. fundamentally the mistake this administration made was trying to pretend and tell the world that terrorism was quelled in north africa and across the dangerous spots of the world. it's rampant and reared its ugly head and the administration is trying to hide that. when poor embassador stevens sent cables saying it's real, it's here, they shoved him under the table. shame on the president and shame on the state department. >> can we expect mitt romney to be aggressive about the benghazi it attack and ask about the video? >> i don't know what he's going to ask him but i will say he was kind of shocked when the president lied about having referred to the attack at a rea
ambassador stevens and three other americans last month. that is the task of the white house. >> september 11th 2012. an american ambassador murdered and three other americans killed. and a security request submitted four months earlier, denied after two bombings and fears of being killed expressed by ambassador stevens. and they had no intelligence requiring increased security. then the attack. obama and his administration with evidence piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. given occasions intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants bragging about the attack. every sign pointed to terrorism. but for two long weeks obama and his team blamed a video. why? for political reasons. it was in obama's interests to not portray attacks as terrorism on the anniversary of the september 11th. intelligence was there. clear signs of terrorists but politics came forth. the evidence is mounting and more questions arise what. did this president know? and when? >> what
. they found another window grill open. this is the window that special agent opened and crawls out of. stevens and smith did not crawl after him. even though he can barely see and barely breathe he goes back in, goes back in several times. he can't find them. he is overcome with smoke. >> he struggles up a small ladder to the roof of the building and collapses and radios the other agents. another a little emerges from the a tactical operation center and moves to the small agent and get them out. they get into a armored vehicle and drive to a short distance to the residence. they crawl into the residence on their hands and knees feeling their way through the building to try to find their two colleagues. they find smith. they pull him out of the building. these is dead. now, remember, the crack site security team is gone but there is small unit of security a mile away. six americans and 16 from the militia arrive. they surround the compound but they are unable to find stevens and libyan forces say they can't hold the perimeter. the agents carry the body and exit the main gate. they head for the
released new documents that show the u.s. ambassador there chris stevens warned of weak security across that country. and he did so the day of the deadly attack in benghazi. it's new, fox news information. we'll have the details next. plus, bunga bunga is back. the former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi and the allegations that he slept with and underaged dancer known as ruby the heart steeler. the whole mess in court today. bunga bunga sex parties may be back behind him. we have new stuff. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ playing sports is just innomy whole life.cites. looking back, if it wasn't for shriners hospital, things would just be really, really different. i lost my leg when i was a kid. there was a time when i felt like i wasn't go
about the four americans who lost their lives in service to our country. ambassador chris stevens had devoted his life to a career in international relations. before serving as our ambassador to libya ambassador stevens was 52 years old. shaun smith was a ten year veteran of the state department, married, a father of two. glen doughtry was working for a private company when he was killed. he had spent 9 years as a navy seal. 42 years old. tyrone woods spent two decades as a seal and began a career as an independent contractor. he is survived by a wife and three sons. the state department is describing how this attack unfolded. let's list even in for a moment. >> my friends and colleagues, and i trust them with my life. >> thank you. i would direct that that chart be taken down. upon further refle reflection though commercially available in this hearing room we are not going to point out details of what may still be in fact -- >> reporter: laura ingram is a syndicated talk show host and fox news contributor. i want to talk about what darrell issa said which is the headline of all this.
for the death of embassador chris stevens. the house oversight committee launches a new effort to learn more about the attack on september 11 in libya issuing a peen subpoena for the man to led the security team at the consulate. good morning, it's great to have you here. a busy news day. welcome to america's election headquarters. >> i'm eric shawn, good morning on this sunday morning. the white house admitted the killing of chris stevens and three others was as a result of a preplanned terrorist he attack. as the investigation continues, few details have emerged about the intelligence we had before the tragic events and about the exact security details. for more on this, u.s. embassador john bolton, former embassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. >> good morning, eric. >> what did you expect the house subcommittee could learn? >> it's important to get the background to what was going on before the september 11 attack and to ask some pretty basic questions, like what intelligence about security in benghazi and tripoli for that matter was the state department seeking? what
-on a stunning pile of letters and cables from our murdered ambassador chris stevens warning of his fears and saying violence is about to worse even, and wait until you hear the details and hear about what state was telling him about increased security and their refusal to provide it. megyn: fox news alert. moment ago we started getting details from a pile of document from the state department on security in libya in the weeks and months leading up to the terrorist attack that took the lives of four americans and they chock full of information. james rosen will be here in moment to bring you the full details. the document reveal that our u.s. ambassador chris stevens was increasingly worried about security threats in the weeks before he and three others were killed on 9/11 of this year. we knew that from the diary cnn found in the wake of his murder. but we are learning more about his pleas for help from washington. the requests were repeatedly denied in the months leading up to his murder. the document show the security officers repeatedly sound alarms to their superiors in washington ab
agent comes here and gets ambassador stevens from his bedroom and brings him along with sean smith to this room in the safe haven, really aside from some medicine and other supplies, a big, dark, windowless closet. and then outside a locked gate, hoped if-for security. -- hoped-for security. megyn: that is just so sad. that was our greg talcott reporting from libya on the deadly terror attack against our consulate in benghazi, and he was detailing some of the new information from what appear to be a series of recent intelligence leaks from the obama administration. as the questions continue about al-qaeda's role in this attack, how the administration has been dealing with those questions not to mention why there wasn't more security for ambassador stevens on the ground. that was the room in which he spent what may have been some of his final moments. fox news chief intelligence correspondent has been all over this story from the beginning, catherine herridge has the very latest live in washington now. catherine? >> reporter: megyn, thank you. an interview with the head of the house
stevens, who was sending cables back to the state department was very worried about security in libya. and he saw the growing threat there. >> yeah. it really echos things mike baker told us a week ago. one, that there were many people concerned about the security. two, all you need are these cables. you don't need a month long investigation. here is what we now know. it's not that they mislabeled this thing after the fact but it was really the intelligence ignored leading up to it. the state department documents alli mentioned bring to light this. in june of 2012, there was a memo from ambassador stevens titled libyans fragile security deteriorates as tribal rivalries, power plays and extremism intensify. >> more emails came along as there were attacks in other areas and outposts. stevens email out post what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity but rather targeted and discriminate attacks. >> there we go. that one right there is the one very eyebrow raising. >> targeted. >> remember, is he saying targeted not opportunistic. there is one narrative the video came out, it i
. or for ambassadorsteistevens. >> just the fact that stevens came in from tripoli and there wasn't enough security. >> that night, my belief was it was the fact that nearby, anybody and everybody was nearby called in for support. >> according to the various sources this is five u.s. agents. four local men securing the compound. when the massive attack began. ambassador stevens and others were escort it to barricaded building in the compound. unable to penetrate it, frustrated intruders had diesel fuel, ig noting oily fire trapped inside and somehow separated from the colleagues. ambassador stevens died of smoke inhalation. heroically, glen and another former navy seal ty wood managed to evacuate survivors fighting to a nearby safehouse known as the annex. >> he was on the roof. remained until everybody rescued from the safe house. because of him, all the people are still here today. then unfortunately, mortar fire was extremely accurate. >> tillekilled your brother and another sniper. >> yep. >> it doesn't sound like a spontaneous attack at all. >> no. from what i heard, it was well planned an wel
for ambassador stevens. it was beautiful in a bipartisan way to see people praise the ambassador and talk to the family about the calls they are getting from young people around the country who are inspired to go into public service despite what happened to the ambassador. so i think what we have to do is await mr. pickering's report and then we will really see what the facts are and we can determine what we should have known sooner and what we can do in the future to better protect the american people at home and abroad. >> geraldo: judge jeanine had the family of one of the seals that was slain and the family member, the dad, god, we recognize and honor his loss. he called the president insincere and called hillary clinton a liar and this is ten days before the election. i mean it has to have an impact, does at any time? >> it is very interesting timing, geraldo. i think the administration should have been more forthcoming. i think the president should have been more forthcoming about this. i think it is becoming a real sort of a disaster for the administration. but because of the timin
. bringing justices to the terrorists that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans last month. that's the task of the white house, only made more difficult because of its campaign of disinformation, propaganda and distortion. >> september 11, 2012... an american ambassador is brutally murdered, three other americans killed. an organized assault with rocket-propelled grenades. a security request submitted four months earlier, denied. even after two bombings preceding the anniversary of 9/11. and fears of being killed, expressionsed by ambassador stevens himself. yet president obama's officials insisted they had no actionable intelligence requiring increased security. then, the attack. and obama and his administration wouldn't call it terrorism for 14 days. but the evidence is piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks, obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. communications intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants, bragging about the attack. every sign pointed to terrorism. but f
. this is the aftermath of that attack. on september 14, the bodies of chris stevens and two others were returned home. their coffins were met at andrews air force base and that is where we pick up the story of tyrone woods father. he was there as well. he recounted to the president and secretary of state. here is part of his interview. >> when he came over to our little area, you know, i could tell that he just mumbled that he was sorry. his face was looking at me. his eyes were looking over my shoulder like you could not look me in the eye. it was not a sincere i am really sorry that your son died. he was totally insincere with the i'm sorry. it was like shaking hands with a dead fish. you know, it just didn't feel right. now it is coming out but apparently the white house situation room was watching our people die as this was happening. when i heard that this morning, this is something i was really upset with. i hope that the country does not forget this. hillary came over and she did the same thing. she separately came over and i gave her a hug and shook her hand. she did not appear to be one bit
-ahead to go back over to the embassy that perhaps they could have gotten ambassador stevens out alive. i'm not happy to say that, but i'm very dissatisfied with what happened in washington, the top leadership of this country. our military and our agents and our people out there deserve better. megyn: captain nash, you have to look at this in the greater context. these guys in libya, they knew they didn't have adequate security and they were requesting more from washington. they were requesting just to keep what they had and they were told no. the security was being reduced steadily. the british ambassador had an attempt made on his life. the brits shut down that their consulate. the red cross pulled out of libya. our ambassador in his diary was documenting his fears, he believed he was upon an al qaeda hit list. while the navy seals are begging for permission to save him, the permission was denied. how does that happen? >> that scenario i just laid out, megyn, just screams malfeasance. we spend a tremendous amount of money on our intelligence community and military. we have all the tools
a mile away asked for permission to help ambassador chris stevens there and they were told to stand down twice. they ignored those orders and they went anyway by the time they got there the compound was under fire. it was on fire, as well. they evacuated those who remained. they went back to the annex. they then requested military back-up. they were denied. hours later when it was all over former navy seals woods and glen doherty and sean smith and chris stevens all were dead. the president was asked about all of this. molly henneberg is live in washington with that part of the story. >> molly: he was asked twice about it. three pleas for help being denied as the embassy was under attack. he didn't answer directly but did say his administration is trying to find out what happened that day and also track down the people who carried out the attack. >> nobody wants to find out more what happened than i do. we wanted to to make sure we get it right. particularly i have made commitment to the families as well as the american people. we're going to bring those folks to justice. we'll gather fa
all it could do to protect ambassador stevens and three ambassador stevens and three other americans in libya. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. [ male announcer ] finally, mom's oven-baked tastes straight from the microwave. like oven-roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> sean: that was gop presidential candidate mitt romney earlier today at the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia, delivering a powerful address on foreign policy. here with us to help break down governor romney's speech is former ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. ambassador, welcome back, sir. >> glad to be with
service held for her son in california, chris stevens' mother told interviewer she has heard nothing from the white house. >> do you feel like your questions have been answered? >> you have to know something about something to have questions about it. i don't know enough really to ask questions. >> how much does it matter to you, to know? >> well, it doesn't bring him back, does it? >> much attention has been paid to the tv appearances made by the u.n. ambassador susan rice on sunday, september 16. in which, she pressed the idea now discredited that the benghazi murders were not premeditated but grew out of a protest that spun out of control. ambassador rice also spoke about the precautions taken before 9/11. >> the security personnel, the state department thought were required were in place. >> clearly that judgment turned out to be wrong. fox news learned that the coming hours will bring significant new details about the state department pre9/11 security decisions in benghazi from house lawmakers, bret, who have been reviewing classified documents in this case. >> bret: we'll follow all
attacks." what was likely the last e-mail he would ever pen on september 11. stevens eerily warned at great length about the "growing problems" with the security situation in eastern libya. especially noting that the british withdrew their presence from benghazi after the widely reported june 11 rpg attack on the british ambassador's motorcade. now sadly, that was the final sentence of the final memo that the ambassador would ever send. even worse, everything you just heard was readily available to the president and his national security team. which makes their claims that the tragedy was in any way related to a youtube video. or was spontaneous that more disgusting. joining me now to talk about the letter he sent to the president and what he is demanding from the white house is congressman jason chaffetz. along with senator lindsey graham. gentlemen, welcome back to "hannity." >> thank you. >> we played what the vice president said. coupled with what the president said tonight on jon stewart, i'll play it for you. the question will be did they lie to the american people? watch wha
chris stevens asking for more security -- >> the republicans voted against the additional security. look, i think there is only the president has been taking this seriously. have you republicans who did a document dump, putting lives at risk. i think the american people are going to watch the debate and say, which candidate has a thoughtful, serious approach to really difficult foreign policy questions, which one is saying whatever he's for, i'm against. i am for this, but not later on. i am going to flip flop on a variety of issues and on some issues, i don't have a difference but i am going to say i'm against him because it's a political campaign. >> eric: marjorie said, quote, only the president is sake taking this seriously. do you buy that? >> mitt romney is also taking this seriously. it is not playing politics to hole the president and the state department accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. it is not playing politics to hold the president and the state department responsible for a lack of security, when security was requested for ambassador stevens and we have the firs
the attack and we now know u.s. embassador chris stevens sent repeated memos to washington, even on the day he was killed, asking for more security. senator graham, is it conceivable that president obama didn't know how dangerous benghazi was for americans? >> no. no administration's going to send the president of the united states into the public arena not telling him about an attack in april and june. what if the president were asked by a reporter in june, tell me about the consulate in attack in benghazi, he said i don't know. i find that inconceivable. this is going to be a case study, studied for years of a breakdown of national security at every level. failed presidential leadership. the benghazi-lib libya license consulate was a death trap. we asked additional security and was denied because we wanted to normalize relationships with a nonexistent government. we should have closed that consulate long before september 11 or heavily reinforced it and i put that on the president of the united states. this was a national security break down before, during and after the attack. >> senator
personal responsibility for every representative he sends around the world. he knew chris stevens. he admired chris stevens. so look, we want to get to the bottom of it and the first order of business is to bring to justice those who committed this heinous pant an act and sy find out what adjustments need to be made to further secure our diplomats around the world. >> chris: does the president take personal responsibility rest.e fact that rest. petersburged requests for -- repeated requests for more security were made and rejected. does he take personal responsibility for that? >> at the topline level the president of the united states is responsible for everything that happens on his watch. these were judgments made by the security folks at the state department and, of course, we are going review that whole process and see how those decisions are made and why those decisions were made and how we adjust in the future to make sure that we are giving our diplomats the maximum protection we can. the reality is that many of these folks serve in dangerous places in the world and you can't
ship picked up in turkey on september 6th, five days before chris stevens and sean smith and former navy seals were killed during the assault in benghazi. according to a september 14th report by the times of london, 400 tons of cargo on board, some of it humanitarian and also holding a large consignment of weapons headed for the remembers. it's a huge warning sign that the situation on the ground is vastly more dangerous than the state department may have realized. even before the well organized massive attack in benghazi that knew the threat from al-qaeda was large and growing. >> what do you think al-qaeda looks like today? >> it's much stronger. it's spreading out. >> there is no question in your mind that al-qaeda is stronger in north africa today than it was four years ago? >> absolutely. they have all kinds of new organizations. >> so it suggests that the white house doesn't get it. >> the problem is, they are avoiding reality, bad things happen when you avoid reality and we have just seen that. >> we are in a stronger position today than we were four years ago. >> t.j. crowle
. ambassador stevens at the benghazi consulate finishes his final meeting and escorts a turkish diplomat outside the consulate entrance. all appears normal and calm. at 9:40 p.m. gun fire and explosions erupt. meanwhile, at about 10:00 p.m., the main consulate building is already thick with smoke. ambassador is stevens and colleague shawn smith can't get out. 10:05 p.m. a state department e-mail goes out announcing they know the benghazi mission is under attack. 10:54 p.m. another e-mail says the firing has stopped and a team is trying to locate personnel. by 11:00 p.m. the american rescue team finds smith's body but not the ambassador. the team then flees the consulate, returns to the cia annex which is a mile away. sometime after midnight, the looters enter the consulate, they find ambassador steven's body and take him to the hospital. 12:07 a.m. another state department e-mail says an al-qaeda linked group claimed responsibility for the attack. 1:00 a.m. ambassador stevens is pronounced dead at a local hospital. 2:00 a.m. american reenforcements arrive from tripoli and head to the ann
steven lip ski attended a screening of gas plan near fort worth texas after he said he suspected his well had been fouled he was put in contact with an an ta fracking specialist. list went to a home with a camera connected a garden hose with a spigot and put a match to the end. it ignited. rich then e-mailed a copy to armenderas now with the epa as proof fracking by a company named range resources fouled his well. according to epa records agency scientists had misgivings about the video and other evidence that had been gathered. he brushed them aside and pushed through an emergency order against range veerses. he th -- range resources. >> not only is there natural gas in the oil well but there is natural gas that is coming from the production activities of range. the oil and gas regulator decide to do review the matter himself. >> there is no way in the world range to do with the natural gas that might have been. >> indeed when he took his claim to state court the judge found that rich didn't screw that garden hose on to a water spigot but instead intentionally attached it to a methane ga
to be a administration cover up in the failures on the deaths of chris stevens and three others. lieutenant colonel andrew wood told cbs news that his request for beefed-up security was rejected by washington. the man in charge of all state department personnel is under patrick kennedy who held the job since 2007. fox news learned that the day after the attack kennedy privately briefed the staffers and told them it appears to be a sophisticated attack. but four days after that briefing, the u.s. ambassador susan rice offered a different narrative. she said rather that we don't see at this point that it was a coordinated premeditated attack. it was three days before any senior u.s. official stated that the benghazi incident was indeed a terrorist attack. >> the americans deserve the truth on what happened. you will find that the bits and pieces are coming out. we are both troubled by what we saw unfold. in the end the truth ought to be done and people ought to be held accountable if bad decisions were mad. >> the u.s. has obtained footage of when the attacks were actually underway. that should shed
it was a terrorist attack. four people were killed including ambassador christopher stevens and shawn smith. smith's mother told fox news she had a hard time getting any information on how her son was killed. >> leon pineda shook his hands to my face and said, trust me, i will tell you the truth. i will get the right information to you. just trust me. and when i heard that i knew i couldn't trust him. i don't trust any of them any more. they lied. >> during last week's debate he defended them saying they were unaware of a request for adding more security on the ground. they claim the president bung elled the operation. some republicans are suggesting the obama administration is involved in a cover up. >> either they are misleading the american people or incredibly incompetent. you couldn't believe it was based on a riot that never occurred. >> at the top levels the united states is responsible for everything that happens on his watch. these were judgments that were made by the security folks at the state department. we are going to review that whole process and see how that decision was made why t
that go back there. they are so sobering. it's not just on the very day. ambassador stevens, on the day that he was killed. the evidence is overwhelming. i think that is why the campaign all of a sudden has gone quiet. you to talk to the white house. i think they are getting lawyers, they have to lawyer up on this thing. they are too far out on it. >> eric: unbelievable what they dug up. on september 11, day he was killed ambassador stevens cabled "it's sensitive." he noted growing problems with security in benghazi. growing frustration. what we have seen are not random crime of opportunity but targeted and discriminant attacks. the al-qaeda flag is spotted. >> bob: that doesn't look like a similar cable like that went out to every embassy -- >> eric: the man died the same day. the same day. >> bob: what lawyer up, the only way you lawyer up is to go before congress and sworn in and you lie about it. >> dana: there could be civil investigation. if you look at the statement from the dni, state department and c.i.a. do not add up for what the administration said before the between-week pe
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